"We hope, by exchange of information, to locate as many roosts as possible in Hampshire, and to persuade the public by displays, talks and so on that bats are not the macabre creatures horror films would have us believe, and that 'Bats Need Friends'." - Mike Dobson, HBG Founder (1984)

Hampshire Bat Group is a registered charity made up of volunteer members. As a partner group to the Bat Conservation Trust, we aim to promote and support bat conservation in Hampshire and to raise public awareness about these fascinating animals.  Bats need our help because their numbers have decreased drastically in recent years, mainly due to loss of habitat.

Please note that, as a matter of routine, Hampshire Bat Group does not undertake surveys for commercial purposes or to formally object to planning applications.

Recent Announcements

  • BatFest 2020 Sign up for BatFest, which runs from 29th August to 30th September.  This feast of online events and activities is organised by the Bat Conservation Trust and includes the National Bat Conference plus many other features.  Celebrate these remarkable animals with bat enthusiasts worldwide!  All the details are on the BCT's website Events page.
    Posted 16 Aug 2020, 02:49 by N K
  • Gilbert White 300 Celebrate Gilbert White's 300th birthday on 18th July with online events. See: http://www.gw300.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/   Rev. Gilbert White of Selborne was the first to describe the noctule bat and may have cared for a brown long-eared.
    Posted 12 Jul 2020, 03:54 by N K
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